Primary

Ancient Greece

  • STMI 7 years +
    Mike Jolley
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    This history book teaches children all about ancient civilisations while helping them develop their observational skills at the same time.

    It's bursting with scenes that have mistakes to spot e.g. a Mayan warrior is wearing a watch and a Viking using a compass. The answers are easily highlighted on the next page, so children can learn and use this knowledge in their history lessons. All of these errors provide perfect discussion points, too.

    Featuring 10 different ancient civilisations, the Where's Wally?-style approach makes this book perfect for budding history detectives. The eras covered are Ancient Egypt, Viking times, Ancient Rome, the Mughal Empire, Ancient Greece, Medieval Europe, the Empire of the Mayans, Ancient China, the Stone Age and the time of the pirates.
  • Marcia Williams' Greek Myths Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781406375923 - Marcia Williams
    MWGM 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £3.00
    • RRP £19.96
    • Save £16.96
    • Just 75.00p per book
    Marcia Williams provides an exciting and accessible introduction to the most famous and gripping tales from Greek Mythology in this great value collection.

    With witty illustrations and easy-to-follow text, these books are ideal for newly confident readers and those who have an interest in history. The tales are also exciting enough to appeal to those children who wouldn't normally pick up a book.

    Presented in a comic book style, among the stories children will enjoy reading are those of Pandora's Box, Theseus and the Minotaur, Daedalus and Icarus and The Twelve Tasks of Heracles.
  • Ancient Myths Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9781408351468
    ANCI 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £79.84
    • Save £67.85
    • Just 75.00p per book
    Written by Geraldine McCaughrean and featuring illustrations by Tony Ross, these books provide children with the perfect introduction to both Greek and Roman mythology.

    Adapted into short stories, children aged 7 and over who love history and have developed an interest in myths will be excited to hear all about Theseus' battle with the murderous minotaur; Jason and his battle for the Golden Fleece; and Zeus' incredible war against the Titans!

    These are thrilling page-turners and the shorter nature of the stories makes them extra appealing. They'll come in handy for history lessons, too.
  • MIDA 7 years +
    Eric A. Kimmel
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    This beautifully illustrated book introduces a whole host of gods and goddesses and men, women and monsters from Ancient Greek myths.

    Containing 12 stories from Greek mythology, it will help children learn all about Pandora and her dreaded box; Icarus and his wings of wax; and the greedy, gold-fingered King Midas.

    Each story has been retold in accessible style and this text is complemented by the breathtaking and vibrant artwork.
  • AAHHZ 7 years +
    Anna Claybourne
    7 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £2.80
    This is a new edition of this detailed introduction to the most famous gods and goddesses in Greek mythology and their exploits. Fully illustrated throughout, this title helps the reader to understand the stories of the Greek gods and the way in which they were worshipped. A full index and 'Who's Who' section at the back of this book make it a must for those studying mythology or researching for a project.
  • AQXOM 9 years +
    Don Nardo
    9 years +
    • £5.39
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £3.60
    This book explores what life was really like for everyday people in Ancient Greece. Using primary sources and information from archeological discoveries, it uncovers some fascinating insights and explodes some myths. Supported by timelines, maps and references to important events and people, children will really feel they are on a time-travelling journey when reading this book.
  • ADNSY 9 years +
    Ann Turnbull
    9 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £1.00
    This title is a beautifully written and illustrated collection of Greek myths containing seventeen famous tales full of love, loss, greed, envy and bravery. Beautifully written by Ann Turnbull and illustrated by Sarah Young, this collection of seventeen Greek myths is truly something to treasure. The timeless stories of Theseus and the Minotaur, Persephone, King Midas, Ariadne, Orpheus and Eurydice, and Echo and Narcissus are told with great freshness and there is a good balance between the gentler myths and the ones packed with battles and monsters. It is a wonderful collection and a wonderful introduction to the fascinating world of Greek mythology, brought to life by one of our finest writers and an exciting new illustrator.
  • AIWXK 7 years +
    Terry Deary
    7 years +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £1.40
    Apparently the ancient Greeks were a rather groovy bunch. The boys didn't start school until they were seven, and girls didn't have to go at all. But it wasn't always so jolly. Readers can discover who had the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax! With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.
  • ABZIJ 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £1.40
    "DK Eyewitness Mythology" is an intriguing and captivating introduction to the culturally diverse world of mythology. Stunning photographs of masks, jewellery, and sculptures offer your child a unique 'eyewitness' view of history's gods, goddesses, heroes, and monsters. Show your child the world in a sealskin, a fire-breathing dragon, the one-eyed Cyclops and learn about the supernatural powers of the gods. They'll also discover who swallowed the Sun god Ra, the secrets of the towering totem pole and the sacred art of sand painting. Then use the giant pull-out wall chart to decorate their room. Great for projects or just for fun, make sure your child learns everything they need to know about Mythology. Find out more and download amazing clipart images at our associated website.
  • ACXPW 6 years +
    6 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £3.00
    A fantastic compendium, this wonderful collection of Greek myths taken from "Usborne Young Reading" titles is a thrilling and informative read. Featuring the best-known of all the Greek heroes and monsters, with six stories starring Perseus and Medusa, Pegasus, Heracles, Odysseus, the Wooden Horse and the Minotaur. A section after the stories gives more details on the various gods and other Greek myths. "Usborne's Young Reading" series was developed in conjunction with an expert from Roehampton University and is designed to encourage independent reading. Each individual story has clear, engaging text and is accompanied by original illustrations.
  • ADBIW 6 years +
    Heather Amery
    6 years +
    • £14.89
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £0.10
    The Greek myths are a fascinating part of our cultural heritage, and young children will find these stories of gods, mortals and monsters irresistible. This collection of the best-known stories are retold in a magical and sensitive way.'
  • AEBAS 4 years +
    Saviour Pirotta
    4 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £2.60
    Here are ten of the greatest and best-loved Greek legends retold with warmth and humour for young children and illustrated with bright, friendly artwork. Meet Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus, Pandora, King Midas and a whole cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures. The perfect introduction to Greek Myths.
  • AEUSU 7 years +
    Richard Tames
    7 years +
    • £7.89
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £0.10
    Step into the world of the classical Greeks, with 15 step-by-step projects and 350 exciting pictures. You can delve into everyday life in the past to find out what the ancient Greeks ate, where they lived, the games they played, the clothes they wore, the heroes they admired, and the people who made history. Fact boxes provide extra insights and highlight links with the present. It is packed with over 350 photographs and illustrations, including cross-section diagrams, historical maps and a pictorial timeline. It features 15 simple and enjoyable projects that enable you to recreate the past - construct a miniature Parthenon, paint a dolphin fresco, make a comic mask, and learn the ancient Greek alphabet. It is ideal for home or school use for 8- to 12-year-olds. You can discover the spectacular achievements of this ancient civilization. You can learn about the creation of the Olympic games; the beginnings of modern medicine and philosophy; travel, trade and warfare; and the dawn of democracy. A selection of 15 practical projects help to bring the past to life - make a vase, sculpt a scary Medusa, and play the Greek game of knucklebones. The projects are shown in specially commissioned step-by-step photographs and will make learning stimulating, exciting and fun, either at home or in the classroom.
  • AAPWX
    Tracey Turner
    • £6.89
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £0.10
    For anyone from the effortlessly erudite to those who think that a myth is a female moth, it's extremely handy to know about Greek myths. Not only are they everywhere - books, films, language, the collective subconscious - it will also make you look clever. Now from Jason and the Argonauts to Helen of Troy (via Achilles' Heel), all the essential myths - plus a few brilliant but less well-known ones - have been condensed in one hilarious volume. Featuring eye-gouging, baby-eating, liver-pecking and wooden horses, these are some of the most exciting and satisfying tales ever told ...from the stories that created Heroes, invented Amazons, and brought you the Cyclops, centaurs and ladies with snakes in their hair. It was written by Tracey Turner and illustrated by celebrated cartoonist Sally Kindberg.
  • AKRBM 9 years +
    Terry Deary
    9 years +
    • £5.89
    • RRP £5.99
    • Save £0.10
    From killer king Oedipus to monstrous Medusa's horrible hair, the classic Greek legends are back ...with a modern twist. Discover how Heroic Heracles sits his SATs and the wife of top god Zeus spills the beans about her legendary husband. Discover foul fact about furies, harpies and other killer creatures plus the evils of the Underworld revealed. 100% horrible!
  • AEPCF 7 years +
    Jane Chisholm
    7 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £2.60
    This is a far-reaching history of Ancient Greece, from the early Minoans to the rise of Classical Greece and its conquest by the Macedonians. It includes detailed information on the key figures, battles and geography of the Ancient Greek Empire, as well as information on the day-to-day life of its citizens, including Gods and Goddesses, education and the foundation of the Olympic games. It features stunning photographs and detailed reconstructions that create a vivid picture of life in Ancient times. A comprehensive factfinder section includes a time chart, who's who and glossary, making it perfect for reference use. It is internet-linked to recommended websites to encourage further learning.
  • APXZC 7 years +
    Sally Hewitt
    7 years +
    • £8.99
    Discover the world of the ancient Egyptians through an exciting combination of information and step-by-step activities. Simple text with fascinating illustrations and artefacts make Project History the perfect introduction to the past.
  • AKHXC 9 years +
    Nick Hunter
    9 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £1.80
    What was it like to live in ancient Greece? Why not let Alexander the Great tell you about it? You'll read about his rise to power, his triumphs and failures, and what living in Ancient Greece was like. A postscript explains how and what happened after he died.
  • AQVMV 9 years +
    Kingfisher
    9 years +
    • £9.99
    Discover the strangest facts, read incredible information and marvel at the amazing 3D artwork that bring alive the people, places, lives, beliefs, treasures, and battles of the awe-inspiring worlds of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Internet links on every page guide you to fascinating information about these ancient civilizations.
  • AOWXJ 7 years +
    Katie Haworth
    7 years +
    • £19.69
    • RRP £20.00
    • Save £0.31
    Welcome to the museum! Here you will find a collection of objects from ancient civilisations. Objects of beauty, objects of functionality, objects of war, objects of life, and objects of death and burial. As you wander from room to room, explore the magnificence of what civilisations have left behind over thousands of years of human history.
  • APWQY 9 years +
    Charlie Samuels
    9 years +
    • £12.99
    From building techniques and making textiles to creating accurate calendars and understanding the human body. Six books that show how each civilisation gradually developed their knowledge and applied it, making advances that would dramatically and permanently change how people lived.
  • AQCLS 7 years +
    Jillian Powell
    7 years +
    • £7.99
    Each book in this delightful, child-friendly series focuses on a different period in history, from Ancient Egypt right up to World War 2. Children will love learning about each era, and then following the simple instructions to make useful or interesting objects from that time. Age-appropriate and accessible, the books are jam-packed with great ideas and perfect for use at home or in the classroom. In Craft Box: Ancient Greeks, you can learn how to make theatre masks, a a fish dish, a Medusa headdress, an Olympic torch, a perfume bottle, a golden wreath, a fibula, a Hoplite's shield, a Greek arm guard, a gable decoration, a discus and pan pipes! Fun facts on every spread give background information about Ancient Greece and its people, from food and everyday life to the Olympics and religion. A Further Information spread suggests age-appropriate websites and books, so children can go away and learn more about the ancient Greeks. A glossary explains any tricky words, and will help to further increase children's knowledge and understanding of the era.
  • ARJAD
    Melanie Waldron
    • £13.99
    How did a volcanic eruption put an end to Minoan civilization? What crops did the Ancient Greeks grow? How did city-states form around the Greek empire? Geography Matters in Ancient Greece looks at how the Greek Empire changed through time and gives fascinating insights into many different aspects of Greek life through its geography. Read about how the hot climate affected the crops that Greeks could grow and the housing and clothing they needed, how the Mycenaeans were able to protect themselves from attackers by using the natural features of their landscape and their natural resources of stone and how its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea helped the Greek Empire in trading and in strengthening their military might.
  • ARJTJ 7 years +
    Danielle Smith-Llera
    7 years +
    • £11.99
    Deeply religious, the ancient Greeks honored many gods and goddesses. The ancient Greeks believed these gods and goddesses had great power over the weather and the Earth. But they weren't all-powerful, and they had flaws. From Zeus to Athena, read about the family of gods and goddesses that the ancient Greeks believed watched over them.